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February 7, 2014
US Water Services (St. Michael, MN) has acquired ChemCal (Grapevine, TX), an industrial water treatment firm, for an undisclosed amount, the company says. ChemCal focuses in the...
January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
January 24, 2014
Freedom Industries has filed for bankruptcy a week after a leak at one of its tanks containing 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) forced a water ban in nine West Vriginia counties surrounding Charleston, WV—the state’s largest city....
January 24, 2014
The fraction of renewable energy in the global energy mix could be increased to 30% or more by 2030, double the level today, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu...
January 24, 2014
Brazil incurred a trade deficit for chemcial products of about $32 billion during 2013, up 13.6% from the prior year, according to figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo), the...
January 24, 2014
Chemtura has filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California at Sacramento seeking to overturn California’s new fire-safety standard for upholstered furniture. The standard...
January 24, 2014
Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) along with trade-related issues top the regulatory concerns for Socma this year, officials said at the Informex trade show, which ran 21–24 January at Miami....
January 24, 2014
Agrium lowered fourth-quarter projections on 21 January, saying operating earnings are expected to be at the bottom of a previously announced range of 80 cts–$1.25/share....
January 24, 2014
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) has announced the acquisition of Agro Nitrogenados’ urea manufacturing asset, which Pemex plans to reactivate and revamp. The...
January 24, 2014
Production has started at Petroquímica de Venezuela’s (Pequiven; Valencia, Venezuela) 1,800-m.t./day ammonia plant at the Morón petrochemical complex in Carabobo...
January 24, 2014
Jack Golsen, chairman and CEO of LSB Industries, has issued an open letter to shareholders defending the company’s business strategy against criticism from shareholder Engine...
January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
January 17, 2014
A chemical spill at Elk River, WV, on 9 January caused state officials to impose severe water-use restrictions to over 300,000 people in nine West Virginia counties....
January 17, 2014
A new group, the Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance, will work to influence public policy in support of technologies for converting nonrecycled plastics into petroleum-based...
January 17, 2014
Oxiteno (São Paulo) has initiated a project to expand its R&D activities for products serving the oil and gas sector. The expansion of a research center at Mauá...
January 17, 2014
Formosa plans to build ethylene plant in Louisiana Formosa Plastics is planning to invest in a new ethylene plant in Louisiana using shale gas feedstock, according to local reports...
January 17, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a start-up with catalyst technology that efficiently transforms the methane component of natural gas into ethylene or other longer-chain...
January 17, 2014
ACC and Socma have announced support for trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation introduced in Congress this month. The legislation, if passed, would allow trade agreements to...
January 17, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced on 13 January that it had signed an option agreement with Monsanto under which the seed giant may obtain a license to use Tekmira’s delivery technology in biopesticides....
January 17, 2014
American Pacific (Ampac), the parent company of Ampac Fine Chemicals, announced on 10 January that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm H.I.G. Capital (Miami) in an...
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